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Implementing simulation-based health education

The project aims to strengthen the capacity and quality of nursing and midwifery education at partner universities in Malawi and Tanzania.

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Partners

Kamuzu College of Nursing in Malawi, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College in Tanzania and University of Stavanger (UiS)

Project manager

Ingrid Tjoflåt

Funding

NORHED II

Budget

NOK 18,7 million

Project period

2021 - 2026

The picture shows nursing students from Madagascar in simulation training (Photo: Ingrid Tjoflåt).

Simulation-based training is increasingly being used to improve or complement traditional teaching and practice training to better prepare students for clinical challenges. However, the use of such teaching methods is not widespread among health educations in sub-Saharan Africa.

Nursing and midwifery education program curricula in Sub-Saharan African countries are reported to be static and rigid with traditional ways of delivering knowledge and skills. The need to transform traditional teaching methods in Sub-Saharan African higher education institutions is essential to educate competent graduates meeting the demands of the local and global community.

To solve identified knowledge gaps in nursing and midwifery education in Malawi and Tanzania, capacity building in simulation-based education in the universities and the clinical field will be a key component.

The overall aim of the project is to implement simulation-based education to strengthen the capacity and quality of nursing and midwifery education in Malawi and Tanzania.

The researchers will also develop a system to ensure sustainable capacity for simulation-based education and research in Malawi and Tanzania and strengthen regional and international cooperation. The project will offer scholarships to four doctoral students and six master's students in Malawi and Tanzania, who in turn can pass on knowledge to teachers in nursing and midwifery education in the two countries.

Researchers at UiS

51834171
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Quality and Health Technology
Dosent
51834183
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Quality and Health Technology
Førsteamanuensis
51834142
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Caring and Ethics
Førsteamanuensis
51831664
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Quality and Health Technology
Førsteamanuensis
51834194
Faculty of Health Sciences



Department of Quality and Health Technology
Professor

Researchers at partner universities

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College
Dean Faculty of Nursing
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College
Faculty of Nursing
Kamuzu College of Nursing
Dean, Faculty of Nursing Studies
Kamuzu College of Nursing
Deputy Head, Department of Clinical Nursing
Kamuzu College of Nursing
Dean, Faculty of Applied Health Studies

Collaboration partners

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